Introduced in the DATZ magazine
of November 2009. This Ancistomus has a curved
dorsal fin shown in the first thumbnail image. The
genera Ancistomus has been reserected again
on the latest paper by Armbruster et al. (2015). Peckoltia
feldbergae, Hemiancistrus micrommatos,
Ancistrus snethlageae, Hemiancistrus
spilomma, and Hemiancistrus spinosissimus
have all been transfered into this genus.The
former name of Hemiancistrus spilomma is
now moved into Ancistomus. Aquarium
Care: Peacfull inhabitants of an aquarium.
Sexual Differences: Males have odontodes
to their hard pectoral fin rays and also to the rear
part of their body. Females are noticicably wider
in the girth and do not possess the odotodes of the
male. Reproduction: This is a cave
spawner. Diet: Omnivore; vegetarian
food, tablets and pellets, insect larvae, zooplankton
and soft wood.
Brazil, Rio Jatupa, Rio Roraima.
2008. Back to Nature guide to L-catfishes, Ettlingen,
Germany 208 p. www.l-welse.com